Dario Frommer

Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Dario Frommer is a leader in Akin Gumps’s California public law and policy practice. He provides strategic legal and political advice to key clients and represents clients in high-stakes matters before state and local government entities, including rulemaking, enforcement actions, procurements and investigations. Mr. Frommer also assists clients in the development of public policy. His broad experience includes energy, climate change, health care, tribal gaming, tax policy, transportation, government procurement and campaign and election law. Mr. Frommer has represented many of California's most prominent companies and government agencies in his practice. He is a former majority leader of the California State Assembly and has held a variety of high-level state government positions. Prior to his return to private practice in 2006, Mr. Frommer, in addition to serving as the Assembly’s majority leader, chaired that body’s Health Committee. He also occupied a number of high-level state government posts, including serving as appointments secretary to Gov. Gray Davis. Mr. Frommer served as chair of the California Transportation Commission, helping to oversee billions of dollars in funding for highway, road and transit projects. He is Mayor Eric Garcetti’s appointee to the Oversight Board for the dissolution of the Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency. In 2016, he was named to the national advisory board of the Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. He received a J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law and a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Colgate University.